No, a Fly Didn’t Land on Amy Coney Barrett During Her Confirmation Hearing

Images of a bug on the shoulder of the Supreme Court nominee circulated Twitter on Tuesday

Last Updated: October 13, 2020 @ 11:06 AM

Images posted to social on Tuesday of a fly landing on the shoulder of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing were doctored.

TheWrap initially reported the image as real, but after watching live footage from the hearing determined it to be manipulated media.

A real fly did land on Vice President Mike Pence during his televised debate with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-California) last week.

Flies have no political affiliation or regard for live televised events. One landed on 2016’s Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, during a debate in the last election cycle, too.